Antimicrobial Drugs are drug used to treat a microbial infection. Antimicrobial medicines can be grouped according to the microorganisms they act primarily against. Examples antibiotics, antifungals, antiprotozoal, and antiviral drugs.
Antimicrobial medicines can be grouped according to the microorganisms they act primarily against. For example, antibacterials are against bacteria and antifungals are against fungi. Antimicrobials can also be classified based on their function. Agents killing microbes are microbicidal, drugs inhibit growth of microorganisms are biostatic. The use of antimicrobial medicines to treat infection is known as antimicrobial chemotherapy, while the use of antimicrobial medicines to prevent infection is known as antimicrobial prophylaxis. Antimicrobials are classified based on :spectrum of activity, effect on bacteria, mode of action
Related Journals of Antibacterial Agents
Journal of Bacteriology & Parasitology, Mycobacterial Diseases, World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Veterinary Microbiology, Emerging Microbes and Infections, Microbes and Infection.